Six Billion and Beyond
Half of the world’s six billion people are under the age of 25. The decisions they make about how many children to have, and when to have them, will be critical in shaping life on earth in the next 50 years. But what factors are shaping these young people’s decisions?
This thought-provoking documentary is, stated simply, the best and most comprehensive introduction available on video to the interconnected issues of population growth, economic development, equal rights and opportunities for women, and environmental protection around the world.
The film interweaves expert commentary with incisive portraits of young people in six diverse countries — Mexico, Italy, Kenya, India, China, and the USA — to illustrate how young people are making decisions about their lifestyles, patterns of consumption, and reproductive choices. The film demonstrates how these decisions will have an extraordinary impact on the world’s environment, and how in turn the condition of the environment will strongly affect the quality of people’s lives everywhere.
“Six Billion and Beyond” is a seminal work that will richly reward showing in a wide range of courses on economic development, population issues, the environment, sociology, and women’s studies. It was produced by Linda Harrar Productions and is hosted and narrated by noted actress Blythe Danner.